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Humo55

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Mexican Spanish
Que tal. Me gustaria saber cuando se utiliza la palabra outage en terminos coloquiales.
Gracias de antemano.
 
  • cyber writer

    Senior Member
    United States
    Here is the word outage in a couple of sentences:

    I was cooking dinner during the power outage.
    The electrical outage affected the entire west side of the country.
     

    aurilla

    Senior Member
    Am Eng/PR Spanish
    outage: 1. A quantity or portion of something lacking after delivery or storage. 2. A temporary suspension of operation or power failure, especially of electric power.

    Ej. "We had a outage yesterday that lasted two hours."
     

    Dlyons

    Senior Member
    English - Ireland
    Que tal. Me gustaria saber cuando se utiliza la palabra outage en terminos coloquiales.
    Gracias de antemano.
    Goggle throws up typical usages like:

    "Sometimes, however, power outages do occur."

    "Skype has suffered a major service outage that started at approximately 3am"

    "I'm wondering if the people affected by the outage are primarily new subscribers"

    "A Tennessee woman who spent almost all of her life in an iron lung died after a power outage shut down the ..."

    "Scheduled outages require a minimum of 72-hour notice to building occupants and/or affected persons."
     
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